A good idea is to organize your boxes by order of need. Use FedEx boxes if you're moving quite a ways away. Ship the items you use on a day to day basis to ensure they will be at your new place waiting for you. This leaves more room in your vehicle or moving truck so that you can fit in more items. It’s also one less thing to move.
You should also try organize boxes by need for each room. What are some things that you use often in the living room, the kitchen, bedroom, office and bathroom? To make the transition as smooth as possible you don't want to have to spend hours digging through boxes looking for one item. It's always easier to have your most needed items in an easy-to-find, quickly accessible box. If you're moving to a small place you'll probably be able to put all of your needed items in a single box. Use packing material to divide items if necessary.
It's a good idea to first pack emergency items as well since you never know when or how soon you'll have need of them. Items to pack include: water, food, battery-powered or a hand crank radio, flashlight and extra batteries, weather radio, flashlight, first aid kit, whistle, dust mask, can opener, map and a cell phone with chargers. Things to include in first boxes are keepsakes, pictures, decorations, important papers and documents, books, small cords and attachments for electronic items and essentials.
With a little organization and good moving advice you can be settled in your new space with all of your essential items unpacked and stored away. Use FedEx boxes to ship items to yourself that you absolutely have to have. This piece of advice will be especially useful for busy professionals who can't afford to be unorganized for even a day. For room essentials that don't take up a full box, use packing material to divide items to save room and money on moving materials. Now it's time to plan your housewarming party!